Truman College Evacuated For Bomb Threat

Updated 10/31/11 – 5 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Truman College, located on the city’s North Side, was evacuated for nearly two hours Monday afternoon after receiving a bomb threat.

The school, located at 1145 W. Wilson Av., was evacuated at about 1:15 p.m., according to a spokesperson for the City Colleges of Chicago.

Chicago Police Department and Fire Department crews searched the building, but did not find any threats. By shortly after 3 p.m., students and staff were allowed back inside.

  • Bob Hamilton

    In the history of phoned in bomb threats going back to 1684, exactly zero out of 18,472,612 threats have ever been actual bombing attempts. But emptying out the school guarantees that there will be more threats, usually around mid-term and finals.

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